15 Best Mexican Recipes for the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Chimichangas
Photo: Yoly

Make your favorite Mexican-inspired foods, like taquitos and chimichangas, fast in the air fryer, with less fat and less mess. These time-tested Mexican recipes and Tex-Mex fusions were made for the newfangled air fryer! Give them a try!

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Mexican-Style Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Mexican-Style Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"Vegetables and spices are rolled up in chicken breasts and air fried for a quick and easy dinner perfect for a busy weeknight," says Buckwheat Queen. "Just over 10 minutes in the air fryer gives you juicy, tender chicken breasts filled with spicy veggies. Serve with fresh pico de gallo and tortillas."

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Air Fryer Chimichangas

Air Fryer Chimichangas

"Now you can have chimichangas just as crispy as deep frying, minus the calories. Plus they are quick to make in an air fryer and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner," says recipe submitter Yoly. "Top with salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cheese."

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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

"These taquitos are air fried, which makes them healthier than deep fried ones," says Yoly. "Using shredded rotisserie chicken provides a quick prep but you can always use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sides of sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or your choice of sides."

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Air Fryer Steak for Fajitas

Marinated strips of skirt steak hit the air fryer with bell peppers, and onions. Thedailygourmet says, "You can quickly assemble steak fajitas or a fajita steak bowl by cooking the mixture in an air fryer. Serve with Spanish rice if you like."

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Vegan Air Fryer Taquitos

Vegan Air Fryer Taquitos
Photo by Yoly.

"Delicious taquitos made with mashed potatoes just like mom used to make," says Yoly. "Only now they're vegan and none of the flavors are sacrificed! Serve with sides of non-dairy yogurt, Mexican tomato sauce, guacamole, or your choice of sides."

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Air Fryer Turkey Fajitas

"Marinated turkey breast is air-fried with vegetables for a no-fuss, no-mess, Tex-Mex dinner," says Buckwheat Queen. "I don't add any salt; the spices, vegetables, and lime are bursting in flavor. Serve with your favorite salsa and fresh tortillas."

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Air Fryer Tacos de Papa

Air Fryer Tacos de Papa
Air Fryer Tacos de Papa | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole.

"Crispy potato tacos made simple in the air fryer," says Soup Loving Nicole. This recipe calls for instant mashed potatoes but it's also a great way to use up leftover homemade mashed potatoes. Drizzle salsa verde over tacos and top with cotija cheese.

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Air Fryer Vegetarian Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos

These veggie tacos feature crispy seasoned cauliflower and chickpeas topped with a creamy cilantro sauce. Laura rated them 5 stars: "It was delicious, everyone loved it."

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Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp, bell peppers, and onions are seasoned simply with fajita seasoning and olive oil and air-fried. "Garnish with guacamole and cilantro if desired," says Soup Loving Nicole.

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Air Fryer Roasted Salsa

Air Fryer Roasted Salsa
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Roasting the veggies in the air fryer develops an extra depth of flavor, while mellowing the usual bite you'd get from the onion and garlic. "Outstanding! This is absolutely delicious. So easy and simple to make," says Yoly. "This is one of those recipes where you stop and say to yourself 'Now why didn't I think of that?'

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Air Fryer Chile Verde Burritos

"While thinking of a way to use up leftover pulled pork, I remembered a dish I often had growing up in Colorado. While not quite the same, it inspired this recipe which was different and a great way to use it up. Serve with additional salsa verde for dipping if desired."

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Air Fryer Flour Tortilla Bowls

Air Fryer Flour Tortilla Bowls
Air Fryer Flour Tortilla Bowls | Photo by Yoly.

"These cute tortilla bowls are great as DIY tostadas," says Yoly. "Just set out all the fillings and have everyone make their own. The bigger the tortilla, the bigger the mold should be. Just make sure it fits in your air fryer. I used an 8-inch flour tortilla and a 4 1/2-inch souffle dish."

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Air Fryer Corn on The Cob

"Got a craving for Mexican corn in the middle of the winter when it is too cold to grill? No problem!" says Soup Loving Nicole. "All of the flavors you love in street corn and elotes without having to fire up the grill."

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Air Fryer Beefy Vegan Taquitos

These quick taquitos are made with vegan ground beef, vegan cream cheese, nutritional yeast, and corn tortillas. Soup Loving Nicole calls them "meaty, cheesy, spicy, crunchy, and sure to please."

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Air Fryer Mini Bean and Cheese Tacos

"These mini tacos are crispy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside," says Soup Loving Nicole. "Don't forget the taco sauce!"

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